Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter Offers College Scholarship for Underserved Students

The scholarship is offered to students with 2.0 GPA, the formerly incarcerated... those who usually don't qualify for a scholarship

If you are a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25 pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school, you may be eligible for the Shawn Carter Scholarship.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc., but desire a higher educational opportunity.

This group is generally not the recipient of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education, points out the foundation's organizers.

All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013. 

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community? 

This scholarship is open to the public. Please apply before the May 31 deadline.

Click here to apply.
Angelique Martin-kelly May 02, 2013 at 12:19 PM
why does everyone put a age restriction on scholarship oppurtunities , i'm 45 , have been incarcerated, and i am struggling to earn a degree in social work. It's very hard to go back to school at any age ,but more so for the older people who are struggling to put their lives back together.
Molasses Jones May 02, 2013 at 10:08 PM
@Angelique you should have tons of money available if you have never previously attended college. Contact me if you have questions: Tiffany.Gouch@gmail.com
DeLano McRavin May 03, 2013 at 10:09 AM
I guess someone will always find something to grumble about even in the midst of something positive. I look forward to seeing the scholarship fund that you put in place that is for students 45-55 and previously incarcerated. WOW
Debra Corrica May 03, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Angelique if you a reading this don't listen to the haters , they are working for and with the devil. Check out the website Fastweb.com. It has so much info on obtaining scholarships internships fellowships etc. Remember , the sky is the limit when knowledge is power!!! Peace out!!! God Bless!!!
Roy Terry, Jr. May 08, 2013 at 01:31 PM


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